Tesla's Autopilot fare could increase every 2 to 4 months

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According to Elon Musk, Tesla's Autopilot fare could increase every 2 to 4 months

Not having to drive your own car remains a luxury. And Tesla plans to regularly charge interested customers as the firm's progress progresses.

Tesla enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the new version of the on-board software. It must be said that Elon Musk, the CEO of the firm, knows how to put water in their mouths. We already know that this update will allow people to enjoy Netflix and YouTube on board, but it's mostly the innovations in Autopilot mode that people are interested in. Indeed, the brand's vehicles currently offer only very elaborate forms of steering (and parking) assistance.

But all this at a price and Musk does not hide from it. He had warned that the price of this option would increase over time. We now know he wasn't joking. Indeed, this option still cost 5300 euros at the beginning of the year and has seen two successive increases to rise to 7300 euros. We know that the firm has promised that fully autonomous driving by 2020 at the latest, so we can expect to see this rate gradually increase.

By replying to a user on his Twitter account, Musk nevertheless gave an idea. Asked about the frequency of these increases, he said the price would be revised upwards "every 2 to 4 months depending on the progress made."

Probably every 2 to 4 months, depending on how much progress we make

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 9, 2019

If this happens in increments of 1000 euros, a quick calculation suggests that this option will still have increased by 4000 euros in 2019 alone.

From mid-August, the option will cost 8400 euros for a Model 3 and 9400 euros for a Model S/X... And so prices will continue to rise. What to buy a used car!

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